I think I may have mentioned this story on our blog before, but it’s so good and funny that I decided to dig it out again for this year’s Hallowe’en Teach it Tuesday.
I grew up traveling to gymnastics competitions in overstuffed minivans with volunteer parent drivers. These were the days of cassette tapes in the minivan’s sound system – we didn’t have iPods, heck, we didn’t even have our own walkmans, so basically anything we listened to was heard by everyone in the vehicle. We (driver included) had to find something to listen to that we could all enjoy. Enter Jerry Seinfeld’s stand up comedy.
I was raised on Seinfeld’s stand up comedy. If you think this indicates that I was raised in an overstuffed minivan driving to Vancouver or Seattle every other weekend to compete, you are absolutely correct. I know Seinfeld’s “I’m Telling You for the Last Time” word for word and to this day I can still pick it up from anywhere in the show. Yes, I still think it’s hilarious.
Imagine my excitement last year when I found Seinfeld’s Hallowe’en skit put into a children’s book! Oh glory! I bought two copies and showed it to my class immediately and they loved it. Keep in mind, last year I taught grade 8 so they kind of got the sense of humour Seinfeld is going for in this skit. Give it a listen and see if it would work for your class:
Another re-share from last year: Meaghan’s Hallowe’en math lesson on percentages. You can find it for free on our Teachers Pay Teachers site HERE.